Mycopathologia

, Volume 89, Issue 3, pp 169–175 | Cite as

Antifungal activity of ovotransferrin towards genus Candida

  • Piera Valenti
  • Paolo Visca
  • Giovanni Antonini
  • Nicola Orsi
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Abstract

The inhibiting activity of ovotransferrin was tested towards different species belonging to genus Candida.

Of one hundred strains tested, only C. krusei showed a noticeable resistance, while the other species appeared to be more sensitive than bacteria to the action of ovotransferrin. The influence of anions, such as bicarbonate and citrate, on the inhibiting activity of ovotransferrin was also investigated. Moreover it was observed that iron saturated ovotransferrin retained its activity, thus suggesting an interaction between the protein and Candida cells.

Keywords

Iron Citrate Bicarbonate Inhibiting Activity Candida 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piera Valenti
    • 1
  • Paolo Visca
    • 1
  • Giovanni Antonini
    • 1
  • Nicola Orsi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Microbiologia, Facoltà di Medicina e ChirurgiaUniversità di Roma ‘La Sapienza’RomaItalia

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